A groundbreaking ceremony for the Greater Galilee Community Development Corp.’s new Intergenerational Community Center took place on Saturday, Oct. 29. The center is located north of Greater Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, 2432 N. Teutonia Ave.
GGCDC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing programs and services, including economic development opportunities in the Greater Milwaukee community. Currently, the organization is housed at the Greater Galilee Missionary Baptist Church.
The church is one of the oldest African-American congregations in Milwaukee. It has provided some solutions to the critical needs of central city residents for more than 95 years, by helping at-risk families within a framework of Christian ministries. For example, the Saturday Hot Meal Program feeds approximately 1,200 persons a month.
The new center will promote individual empowerment for intergenerational care in Milwaukee. GGCDC provides community-based health and educational services for children, youth and seniors addressing the spiritual, psychological, social and physical needs of all participants.
This $2 million project represents a collaboration with many partners such as Housing Ministries of American Baptist in Wisconsin; Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin; Above the Clouds; Lead2Change; Feeding America; Hunger Task Force; Milwaukee County Department on Aging; U.S .Bank; Columbia Bank; IFF (formerly the Illinois Facilities Fund) and members of Greater Galilee Missionary Baptist Church.
The new 20,000-square-foot Intergenerational Community Center will house Wellness and Health programs; Meals and Nutrition programs; Financial Services; Creative Arts and Recreation programs; and Senior Adult Day Care Services. Rental space will also be available for other organizations and social services, as well as for events and meetings.
For more information please contact the church office at 414-562-1110 or visit http://greatergalileebaptistchurch.org/.